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Morgan Stanley unveils Chinese Ucits fund

Chinese_lanternsMorgan Stanley Investment Management has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled Ucits version of its award-winning China A Equity strategy. The fund, which is structured as a SICAV, aims to invest in between 25 and 40 mainland-listed companies, known as A-shares. “We believe China’s economy will shift from being driven by investments and exports, to one that is driven more by consumption and services,” said Gary Cheung, lead portfolio manager on the fund. Morgan Stanley Investment Management has managed dedicated China A-share portfolios since 2006 and says it currently manages $1.1 billion in A-shares. As a whole, the company had $447 billion under management as of September 30, 2017. ©2018 funds global asia

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Operational challenges

Jun 09, 2018

Caroline Higgins of Northern Trust tells George Mitton about A-share inclusion, ETF Connect and why Cayman funds predominate in the region.

INTERVIEW: Making a name

Apr 18, 2018

Formed by a merger in 2012, Old Mutual Global Investors was little-known in Asia. Carol Wong, managing director for Asia-Pacific, is changing that. She talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: a long-term project

Jun 09, 2018

Our panel discussed robo-advisers, ETF Connect, and why the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme will take time to develop. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Small nation, big ambitions

Apr 18, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discussed fund passporting, robo-advisers and the potential of a new investment structure, the S-Vacc. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.